Welcome to episode 192 of Top 5 TV, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast.
Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV Editor) and Daniel Fienberg (the main TV critic) breaks down the latest TV news and content from businesses and important parties, welcome presenters, managers and other guests, and gives important guidance on what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).
This week, we’re excited to feature Nicole Lecky, creator and star of BBC America/AMC’s. spirit, on your radar. He joins us for an insightful conversation about the six-episode series based on his play, The Superhoe. Other topics this week include November TV shows and what else you can expect from The CW under new owners Nexstar.
Here’s how the episode plays out:
Bryan Fuller, Tuca and Bertie, The True Love Boat, The Sandman, Liam Hemsworth and Hallmark’s The Peacock lead the top TV headliners of the week.
2. The future of CW will be considered
Brad Schwartz, former president of Pop TV who came Schitt’s Creek for US audiences, is the new president of entertainment at The CW. This is a deep dive into what you can expect from The CW with Schwartz at the helm. Adding a tribute to Friend 5 from the CW.
3. November TV show
Remember when no one could launch high-profile scripts over the holidays and everything was repetitive? Those days are gone. This month, it’s not just the holidays and movies and Hallmark stuff, but also the biggest TV show of the year in terms of critical interest and viewership. A crown and Yellowstone both return.
Log on to The wind to meet Nicole Lecky, creator and star of the BBC/AMC series where she sings and acts. The wind it was changed in his 2019 drama The Superhoe and is a musical drama that follows aspiring musicians who turn to the dark side of social media to get by. Lecky opens up about the journey of turning her one-woman play into a six-episode series, and why Sasha, the central character, should be so different from the way the original musical was portrayed. The wind takes the series to a level yet to be explored on television.
5. Critic’s Corner
As usual, each episode ends with Dan’s thoughts on what to watch (or skip) this weekend. You measure Blockbuster, The Mosquito Coast season twoLopez vs. Lopez, God Forbid, Spector, Mood and Say No.
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